There are over 100,000 cellphone tower sites in the US, housing expensive telecommunications and technical equipment. Chester County has over 30 cell tower sites and until recently relied on padlocks or keypads, which offered no activity log and were easily compromised. The county was experiencing copper theft, vandalism, and graffiti. They also had no way to grant access to technicians arriving at sites unannounced and no audit trail of who was coming and going.
With a limited budget, network connections were out of the question. Chester County installed VIZpin’s cloud-based access control solutions at approximately 20 of the county’s 32 cell tower site—saving more than $80,000 with no loss of functionality or control compared to older panel/server based access control solutions. VIZpin’s service provides sophisticated smartphone access control at a fraction of the cost of traditional access solutions that require panels, wiring and network connections.